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1 - 12 of 22 Wines By Bleasdale
Bleasdale Adelaide Hills Chardonnay
Adelaide Hills
Available by the dozen
Adelaide Hills are but an hour's drive from Bleasdale but the style of Chardonnay grown to the cool ripening aspects of elevated, undulating hillsides is a world away from that grown to the Bleasdale property at Langhorne Creek. The Adelaide Hills style is distinctly crisper and more aromatic, one could say it even tastes chilled at room temperature. An extravagant course of barrel ferments, wild yeast vinification and lees exposure makes a richly textured Chardonnay wine with good colour, savoury vanillan aromatics and solid palate structure.
$2349each
$281DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Bleasdale are the nation's most enduring family operated winery, established 1858 when Frank Potts planted his vines on the banks of Bremer River. He named his property after Reverend John Ignatius Bleasdale who advocated a sober, wine drinking community to the exclusion of hard spirits. A sound business case indeed. Sauvignon Blanc grapes are hand picked from choice Adelaide Hills sites and gently whole bunch pressed directly to French oak barrels. Fermentations are inititated by wild indigenous yeasts from the vineyard still present on the skins, followed by a regimen of lees stirring battonage and nine months maturation before bottling.
 
Light straw yellow colour. The big, steely nose displays complex aroma of stonefruits and citrus, almond, tapioca and meal. A creamy palate with layers of melon, nectarine and golden delicious flavours, a touch of biscuit and lemon/ almond notes before a crisp, drying and savoury fruit filled finish. A revitalizing style for contemporary palates, the Chardonnay of choice to enjoy alongside prawns or shitake chicken tortelli.
Bleasdale Adelaide Hills Pinot Gris
Adelaide Hills
Available by the dozen
What fine Pinot Gris that Adelaide Hills can make. Crisp mountain breezes meander around the veritable maze of sub valleys and undulating hillsides, stimulating the vines and enhancing exotic citrus nut varietal characters in the grapes. Bleasdale have taken their pick of fruit from the finest vineyards planted to loamy, low fertility sands which are ideal for Pinot Gris. After a quick trek back to the Bleasdale wineworks, fruit is treated to a prompt vinification and early bottling to retain the vitally luminous expression of Adelaide Hills Pinot Gris.
$1999each
$239DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Bleasdale have been central to Langhorne Creek viticulture for a century and a half, but the estate's association with Adelaide dates back to 1836 when migrant Frank Potts began colonial life as a boat builder. Parcels of Pinot Gris, picked by hand off good Adelaide Hills vineyards, are selected by Bleasdale on the basis of vine maturity and fruit ripeness, consistency of quality and good character. Grapes are whole bunch pressed into a combination of fermenters and seasoned French oak puncheons for a brisk vinification and course of lees stirring battonage, followed by a brief spell of maturation. A timely bottling captures and locks in all the fresh, brightly lit, pear and spice characters of Pinot Gris.
 
Pale light straw hue. Nutty spice and dainty orange blossom nose over supple hints of barrel ferment, lemon, apples and pear. A well rounded palate, generous with stonefruit flavours while exhibiting fine balance between green vegetable characters, ripeness and crisp acidity. The delicate Bleasdale shows all the spice and perfume expected of slowly ripened Pinot Gris. A stylish aperitif alongside nibbles and oysters, a very good match to poultry and rice vermicelli.
Bleasdale Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc
Adelaide Hills
Available by the dozen
While Bleasdale is steeped in history, it remains focused on crafting the finest possible styles for contemporary palates. Bleasdale work to the estate founder's philosophy of producing honest, consistent and reliable wines. Less than an hour away in the verdant Adelaide Hills, vineyards which can yield the quality of fruit worthy of the Bleasdale label, have been harvested right at the time that grapes achieve perfect ripeness and judicious levels of crisp acidity. A vivyfying, fragrant and aromatic Sauvignon Blanc to enjoy as aperitif or alongside the freshest faire.
$1999each
$239DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Wander through the rolling and elevated aspects of Adelaide Hills at vintage and you'll find the Bleasdale team hard at work, timing the pick of the crop and collating the choicest parcels from the finest vineyards. They spare no expense in determining those parcels can best deliver a juicy and revitalizing style. Sauvignon Blanc has established its own style here, translating into crisp and vibrant wines with steely acidity, puckering fruit flavours and splendid clean finish. Fruit is crushed and chilled on skins for several hours of optimal extraction. The exclusively fee run juices are fermented to dryness, followed by several weeks of regular lees stirring battonage on light solids.
 
Pale, light straw hue. A crisp, fresh nose with lemongrass and gooseberry aromas, green vegetable, cut citrus and hints of luscious tropical fruit fragrances. A palate showing great purity of Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc charm with an enlivening freshness, the finish is clean and bright exhibiting juicy natural acidity and a lingering finesse. Enjoy chilled while young with chicken recipes, sauteed shellfish or the traditional caesar.
Bleasdale Bremerview Shiraz
Langhorne Creek
Available by the dozen
Bleasdale founder Frank Potts was one of the earliest and most industrious builders in the colony of South Australia, he constructed a robust and enduring system of locks and weirs in the 1850s, employed to this day for controlling the seasonal floods which breach the banks of Bremer River. The eponymously named Bremerview Shiraz is vinified from fruit grown to unique soils, a drier, full flavoured wine which shows the distinctive local characteristics of rich blackberry flavours, eucalypt aromaticness and earthy, warming tannins.
$1999each
$239DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
The entire range of Bleasdale's exquisite wines are modern classics. The management of the vines and the vinification of the fruit is very much a hands on affair by the fifth generation of a family that pionered and established Langhorne Creek as a premiere winegrowing region. The Potts family lead a dedicated winemaking and cellar team who are very proud of their work. Whilst Bleasdale is steeped in yesterday's history it has been outfitted with the latest technology. Today's winery still abides by the family traditions, retaining the philosophy of producing honest, consistent and reliable wines. Bremerview is treated to a year in a combination of seasoned and new French oak hogsheads and puncheons.
 
Deep, dark scarlet in colour. Intense varietal characters of dark cherries and ripe plums, complexed with fragrant spice aromas and toasty oak characters achieved by the extended maturation in tight grained American oak hogsheads and barriques. Generous fruit and supportive, mouthfilling tannins, Bremerview will continue to develop its rich earthy and chocolatey characters.
Bleasdale Bremerview Shiraz 375ml
Langhorne Creek
Available by the dozen
$1499each
$177DOZEN
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Bleasdale Broad Side Shiraz Cabernet
Langhorne Creek
Available by the dozen
The traditional Australian claret style of Shiraz and Cabernet with a touch of Malbec. Bleasdale have been at it for generations, the masters at producing honest, reliable red wine. There's an urban myth among Bleasdale's community of local growers, that you have to have double letters in your name before you can be a winemaker at Langhorne Creek. Estate patriarch Lloyd Stanley Sticky Potts may have established the tradition. Potts was a motorcycling enthusiast all his life, the label depicts him practicing a broadside turn.
$1899each
$227DOZEN
EACH
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Bleasdale was Langhorne Creek's first winery and remains today Australia's second oldest, family owned operation. The vineyards are situated on the fertile plains of Bremer River, which floods annually nourishing the soils. Historic cellars, constructed from eucalypt and limestone house a massive redgum lever press which fifth generation winemaker, Michael Potts still uses to crush grapes. Much of Langhorne Creek's fruit traditionally went into multi-regional blends and wasn't acknowledged until the 1990s when a group of growers, most notably Bleasdale, started promoting Langhorne Creek as a pure regional wine. Broadside is matured for a year in a selection French and American oak barrels.
 
Red with robes of purple. Nose of pepper, violets and five spice, red and black berries, dried herb and savoury leaf. A harmony of varietal fruit on the palate, blackcurrants and Cabernet cassis, chocolates, pepper and Shiraz plum, boysenberry spice of Malbec. A juicy finish exhibiting persistent flavours and smooth velvety tannins. Enjoy with hearty stew, lasagna or cassoulet.
Bleasdale Double Take Malbec
Adelaide Hills
Available in cartons of six
A rigorous tasting selection of the best barrels Malbec from a superior Langhorne Creek site, only ever made to small batch techniques in the most exceptional vintage years. Fruit is destemmed and open fermented, pumped over four times daily and pressed into a selection of well seasoned French oak puncheons for malolactic and a year's maturation. The ultimate expression of Malbec from Bleasdale, rich and full bodied, intense violet, boysenberry and black olive characters throughout, powerful fruit flavour and firm grape tannin structure.
$6099each
$731DOZEN
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Bleasdale Fortis et Astutus Liqueur Tawny
Langhorne Creek
$13899each
$1667DOZEN
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Bleasdale Frank Potts
Langhorne Creek
Available by the dozen
Frank Potts established the Bleasdale vineyards in 1850, his eponymously labelled wine commemorates a legacy of innovation and resourcefulness. Frank Potts is a Bordeaux styled Cabernet which may contain varying portions of Malbec or Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc or Merlot depending on the performance of vintage. A litany of trophies and gold for the Bleasdale flagship, highly rated in many Jimmy Watson taste offs, Frank Potts has also claimed gold and trophy for best Australian red at the prestigious London International Wine Challenge.
$2799each
$335DOZEN
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Langhorne Creek's founding winery, Bleasdale Estate is today owned and operated by the fifth generation of the Potts family. A cépage of Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc, Malbec, Merlot and Verdot, the very best parcels grown to Bleasdale's vineyards are reserved for Frank Potts. The essential qualities of this national icon are derived from the precious vines which are mostly flood plain grown, planted to rich, silty soils which provide the nourishments and infuse the fruit. Grape yields may be low but the quality is always superb. Frank Potts is treated to a year's maturation in a combination of new and prior use French oak hogsheads and puncheons, before a light egg white fining.
 
A deep, red/purple coloured wine. Frank Potts explodes with a great perfume. Powerful flavours of blackberry and cassis, chocolates and mint, raspberries and plum, dark cherries and violet, richness and texture, all integrating beautifully with the very subtle French oak, finishing long with a lovely sweet fruit richness.
Bleasdale Generations Malbec
Langhorne Creek
Available by the dozen
The first colonists to arrive in South Australia were brought to Kangaroo Island aboard HMS Buffalo in 1836. Sharing the journey was a veteran of the Royal Navy who had served aboard Lord Nelson's flagship HMS Victory. Frank Potts was an accomplished sailor and carpenter, he built many of the young colony's structures and trading vessels. The heritage listed wineworks at Bleasdale are only part of his legacy, six generations later, the Potts family call upon the original hand made basket press to process the fruit of vines established by Mr Potts in 1858.
$2699each
$323DOZEN
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Bleasdale Generations Shiraz
Langhorne Creek
Available in cartons of six
Exclusively Langhorne Creek Shiraz and nothing but the finest of the pick. Bleasdale are one of the new world's great dynasties of wine, still in family hands after six generations of viticulture. Founder Frank Potts was a legendary figure who built much of the new colony's townworks. Fruit is destemmed into traditional open fermenters and pumped over several times daily, drained and pressed after a fortnight and racked to a selection of new and seasoned French and American oak hogsheads and puncheons for a year's maturation.
$2999each
$359DOZEN
EACH
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Deep, dark garnet. Black bramble notes on the bouquet, currants and pepper notes, regional eucalypts and mint. Flavours of ripe plums and dark berry fruits, liquorice, pepper and fresh spice characters, beautifully supported by subtle oak, a multi dimensional wine brought into balance by a length of smooth round tannins.
Bleasdale Grand Tawny 500ml
Langhorne Creek
Available in cartons of six
$3899each
$467DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
1 - 12 of 22 Wines By Bleasdale
Bleasdale is Australia's second oldest, still functioning family owned winery. Bleasdale's wines are the stuff of legend and receive accolades around the world every year

Established in 1850 by English migrant Frank Potts, the Bleasdale vineyards are situated on the fertile flood plains of the Bremer River which run parallel to Langhorne Creek. The area is a low rainfall, cool climate region which produces outstanding wines year after year. Ironically, it was Frank Potts abilities as a sailor that led him to Langhorne Creek to live the life of a landlubber. He saw the potential of the region when he explored it in the 1850s, convinced that the stands of tall red gums promised fertile soils and reliable water. Being a nautical man, it's not surprising that Frank Potts chose to plant a vineyard in a place that for a week or two occasionally becomes an inland sea. He planted his first vines in 1858 selling wine to Thomas Hardy, before expanding his holdings to 30 acres in the 1860s. Since Pott's founding efforts, Langhorne Creek's alluvial soils and favourably cool climate, nurtured by maritime breezes, has attracted many famous winemakers.

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Langhorne Creek experiences natural floods from the high rainfall that gushes out of the Adelaide Hills and heads towards the sea from time to time. It occurred to Frank that with the addition of floodgates across the river he could control the water for a short period and give his vines a deep soaking drink just before the parching Australian summer. Langhorne Creek receives an average annual rainfall of just 380mm per year and flood events provide enough moisture in the rich deep soil profile of the flood plain to carry vines in these areas through the dry summer months. The majority of the vast vineyard plantings use modern and efficient drip and sub-surface irrigation practices to maintain the water needs of the vines.

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Bleasdale is today still owned and operated by the Potts family, the fifth generation of winemakers. They lead a dedicated winemaking and cellar team who are very proud of their work. When you've been around for six generations of winemaking you accumulate innate viticultural skills and an affinity to the environment. Access to water, coupled with cooling breezes from Lake Alexandrina reduce evening temperatures and provide mild even growing seasons, making Langhorne Creek the ideal wine growing region. Despite this, much of the Langhorne Creek's fruit went into multi-regional blends and wasn't acknowledged until the 1990s when a small group of long term family growers, including Bleasdale, started promoting pure Langhorne Creek wines.

Traditionally a red wine grape region best known for full bodied Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet blends, as well as elegant Shiraz, the region also produces exceptional white and fortified wines. Langhorne Creek is now the centre of a vibrant grape growing and winemaking community which regularly wins national and international awards.

The historic Bleasdale cellars, constructed from red gum and limestone, have been classified by the National Trust and are listed on the State and National Heritage Registers. The ancient winery houses a massive red gum lever press which fifth generation winemaker, Michael Potts still uses once a year to make a small batch, limited release wine.

Whilst Bleasdale is steeped in yesterday's history it has been outfitted with the latest technology. Today's winery still abides by the family traditions, retaining the philosophy of producing honest, consistent and reliable wines. Watch for the cobwebs as you clamber down the old redgum ladder into the bowels of Bleasdale winery. Duck your head and enter the old domed cellar built in 1892 and gaze around the walls at French and American oak puncheons, hogsheads and barriques, brim full of Cabernet and Shiraz. They are all destined for Bleasdale's super premium Frank Potts and Generations flagships, but that's years away. For now each parcel of each variety is matured separately, with up to 200 different wines all expressing their own individuality based on microclimate and soil.

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Wander on to the redgum tasting bench where in September every year you'll find the team murmuring as they taste and spit wine samples. This exhaustive three day examination of every parcel, aided by two independent judges, will create the script for each final blend to be assembled. The outcome is not just about art and romance. Local growers wait anxiously for this time of the year when they know how their fruit will be graded and whether they receive a bonus for quality, rather than tonnes produced. It's the way it should be, in the pursuit of quality.

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